GDC Summer Set to Replace In-Person Event on August 4 to 6
GDC Goes All-Digital for 2020
Clement Goh |
Apr 30, 2020
Organizers from the Game Developers Conference (GDC) announced a new GDC Summer event after postponing its traditional event from COVID-19 concerns.
The all-digital event features a lineup of presentations from developers remotely while its conferences will continue to connect with guests in interactive experiences. In a statement, organizers said they look forward to having in-person event in the future while GDC Summer would best serve the gaming community.
“As so many game developers embrace remote working arrangements and online collaboration, we’re inspired to adapt and deliver GDC in a digital format that will be available to everyone with an internet connection, and will work hard to deliver the high-quality content and networking opportunities GDC attendees have come to expect,” GDC wrote, adding more information would be coming soon.
Past GDC events gathered industry-leading developers and gamers together for a series of events which revealed the latest games and updates to anticipated releases. It was also a chance for studios to reveal gameplay while being shared online. However, this year’s GDC saw a lighter anticipation from partners such as Microsoft, Sony and Facebook and resulted in organizers ultimately cancelling it months ahead of a full worldwide COVID-19 lockdown.
GDC Summer is set to take place online from August 4 to 6 while additional details can be found here.